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Is it der, die oder das Absetzung?


The correct article in German of Absetzung is die. So it is die Absetzung! (nominative case)

The word Absetzung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Absetzung?

How does the declension of Absetzung work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative die Absetzung die Absetzungen
Genitive der Absetzung der Absetzungen
Dative der Absetzung den Absetzungen
Akkusative die Absetzung die Absetzungen

What is the meaning of Absetzung in German?

Absetzung has various definitions in German:

[1] Removal of someone from his office/post (usually against his will)

[1] Entfernung von jemandem aus seinem Amt/Posten (in der Regel gegen seinen Willen)

[2] Deletion of something that was planned, for example a program of your (broadcast) place, a agenda item, and so on

[2] Streichung von etwas, das geplant war, zum Beispiel einer Sendung von ihrem (Sende-)Platz, eines Tagesordnungspunkts, und so weiter

How to use Absetzung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Absetzung with translations in English.

[1] Die Absetzung von Maier-Lukenscheidt war unumgänglich, da er das Vertrauen der Mitglieder verloren hatte.

[1] The removal of Maier-Lukscheidt was essential because he had lost the trust of the members

[1] „Die Rufe nach Absetzung des Kaisers werden lauter, Teile des Militärs stellen sich gegen ihn.“

[1] "The calls after the emperor are dismissed are louder, parts of the military face him"

[2] Niemand verstand die Absetzung der beliebten Sendung.

[2] Nobody understood the dismissal of the popular program

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